In the first game of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup semifinals, Turkmenistan defeated Philippines, 2-1.
Philippines scored first in the 25th minute with a header by Phil Younghusband. Misagh Bahadoran set up Paul Mulders in the right flank and Paul with a cross to a rushing Phil for the header.
Turkmenistan scored in the 80th and 86th for the win.
Philippine Azkals will now play for 3rd place on Monday, March 19, 2012 4PM against the loser of the 2nd semifinals game between North Korea and Palestine.
UPDATE: Philippines will face Palestine for 3rd place game.